Visa Service for Students

Our Visa Service is available to all international students of HU Berlin. Through the Visa Service, you can both apply for and extend your residence permit and receive multilingual support and advice. This way, you can save yourself the trip to the Berlin Foreigners' Registration Office (Berliner Ausländerbehörde).
Doctoral students should use the offerings of the International Scholar Services (ISS).

enlightened Book an appointment for the mobile registration office in Orbis (Registration, Anmeldung einer Wohnung) for Tue, 24.04.2018! Registration via e-mail: or in person at Orbis (room 1068, HU main building).

Opening hours summer semester 2018 - NEW!
Tuesday 15:30 - 17:30
Friday 12:30 - 14:30
Telephone service hours:
Tuesday 14:30 - 15:30

Application/extension of residence permits

1.   Application for a residence permit
1.1 Extension of a residence permit

2.   Application for an electronic residence permit (eAT) with or without eID function


We advise all of you to use the Visa Service if possible. The current processing time is 3-4 weeks! At present, it is very difficult to get an in-person appointment at the Berlin Foreigners' Registration Office, and online appointments are scarce.

If, however, for certain reasons you wish to go personally to the Berlin Foreigners' Registration Office, please note that the new service building for students is located at Keplerstraße 2, 10589 Berlin (Charlottenburg).

Further information:

Please note that you need to make an appointment online ► Termin (eAppointment). There are also long waiting times for appointments!

We are happy to advise you, give tips and check whether your documents are complete.

More details can be found in the "Guide for International Students" under point 5.1.3 student residence permit.  

For further information from the Foreigners' Registration Office on residence permits, try the keywords "Studium und Wissenschaft in Berlin".


Our Visa Service Team:



Visa Service

Unter den Linden 6
Room 1071
(+49 30)
20 93-46 746
Only during opening hours